Deadline Approaching for Pre-College Education Award

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 11 January, 2010 – The IEEE Computer Society is soliciting nominations for its Distinguished Contributions to Public Service in a Pre-College Environment award. To qualify for the education award, the candidate must have made significant contributions for at least five years to further the profession and technical goals of the IEEE Computer Society in a pre-college environment.

The nomination deadline is 31 January 2010. The candidate recognized for the award will have exemplified the Society’s purpose and vision in contributions made in the K-12 education environment.

Membership in the IEEE or the IEEE Computer Society is not required for either the nominator or the nominee. Past recipients and the link to the nomination form can be found at http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/precollege.

For more information, contact Thomas M. Conte, 2010 Awards Committee Chair, at awards@computer.org.

About the Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.

The Computer Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.

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